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Old Mar 20, 2003, 11:41 AM
elcochino6 elcochino6 is offline
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Question Are my discs authentic ritek media??

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I know i saw a post similar to this before, but I can't find it anymore (i tried search)... But I just got some ritek silver/purple 1x/2x and was wondering how I tell if they are actually ritek... I know they are supposed to have a darker purple surface, but since I have nothing here to compare it to that wont help.... the numbers in the middle ring say: E6-5L16302164964A09

Any help is appreciated...
Old Mar 20, 2003, 01:23 PM
MrBean2002 MrBean2002 is offline
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Mostly all discs with E or C in the center ring are Riteks, my Traxdata have C, and i have had some Ritek with a E in the center
Old Mar 21, 2003, 01:38 PM
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the latest version of dvd dycrypter will allow you to track what brand of media you are using. just put it in the drive, and start dycryter and it tell you automatically.
Old Mar 21, 2003, 01:50 PM
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are the ritek silver topped? i was thinking of trying them but i want to get the right ones. they have ritieks at the 1x and 2x are the same price? i thought that silver topped cdrs were supposed to be crap so i havent bought any silver topped dvdr.

Old Mar 21, 2003, 03:21 PM
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Yes they are Ritek. I have the 1x/2x silvertops that you are refering to. If they have that dark purple dye on the bottom then they are Ritek. Ritek is actually the company that manufactuers that dark purple dye that is used on the bottom of the disk. The color on the top of the disc is irrelevant only the dye on the underside matters. For b17 bomber the discs are 1x/2x because on most burners they burn at 1x but if you own a Pioneer104/A04(or the 2x Cendyne) and have the 1.31 firmware they will burn at 2x or if you have the dual format sony drive with one of the latest firmwares then it will also burn at 2x. If you have the Pioneer105/A05 (or the 4x Cendyne) then you will only be able to burn them at 1x. So to make a long story short they are the exact same discs but on some burners (with certain firmware) they will burn at 2x instead of 1x. I hope this clears things up a bit.

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Old Mar 22, 2003, 10:31 AM
Indiana Jones Indiana Jones is offline
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The post about fake riteks going around was for the 4x only mate, and you should be able to tell if they are ritek as the dye is very dark purple, nothing else on the market comes close.

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